Winchester Twin Theatre
3417 50th Street,
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The Winchester Theatre is yet another now-demolished 1960’s movie palace.
Opened in 1966, the Winchester’s large auditorium opened with “Doctor Zhivago” and was the premiere movie house for Lubbock for years.
Although the Winchester was twinned in 1979, it remained a popular place — especially for event films — into the 1990’s.
However, like many theaters of its era, it failed to fend off the proliferation of multiplexes. 1960’s theaters were almost never built with stages so there was no chance to find a new home as a performing arts or concert venue.
Without a new function, the Winchester Twin Theatre closed in 1999 and was demolished.
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